Improvement specialist apprenticeship

Responsible for carrying out an improvement strategy

An improvement specialist is responsible for carrying out an improvement strategy, for training others and for providing broad and deep technical expertise in advanced and complex Lean and Six Sigma and project and change management principles and tools. You’ll manage improvement practitioners, who lead smaller improvement projects, while drawing on your advanced knowledge and skills in applying improvement principles and tools across a range of programmes, projects and areas to build the capability of others. You’ll also swiftly visualise processes, problems and opportunities and use both graphical and statistical analysis to deliver improvements. During the improvement practitioner apprenticeship you’ll work closely with other improvement specialists to support the delivery of improvement strategy, working on multiple simultaneous projects linked to key business objectives, identifying and engaging both subject matter experts and key stakeholders. You’ll need to be a good team leader, and gain an understanding of project planning, reviewing and coaching, with a focus on the customer.


Duration: 14 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements for the improvement practitioner apprenticeship: Improvement level 4 qualification or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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